Dark Side of the Mood and Baldwin Blues

I have a couple of pretty straightforward swatches here. The colors seem to be kind of random, but there’s a reason for it!

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First up is OPI Dark Side Of The Mood from their Fifty Shades of Grey collection. It’s a slate gray with some subtle shimmer.

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I actually picked this up not knowing that it was from the 50SOG line. The 50SOG display at the store had a bunch of random colors on it, and this was sitting alone on the shelf with the rest of the regular OPIs. I was under the impression that this was a creme that had gone off from sitting on the shelf for so long! The shimmer surprised me, but in a good way.

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Somehow, it managed to be sheer while also being a little tacky! I was not pleased. You can see where I ran into some trouble on my ring finger. This was two coats, but I probably would have slapped on a third if I wasn’t already using it for layering. It served its purpose, at least.

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And here we have Color Club Baldwin Blues from their Harlem Lights collection. I’m not sure how to describe this color. I kind of want to say “dusty navy,” haha.

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This was one coat. This was also used for layering, but on its own, I would have used two coats just to even things out.

What exactly these colors were layered under is coming up in a later post! The colors I’m swatching on there have a theme, and I didn’t want to distract from that, so I figured I’d give the undercoats a post of their very own. You shine on, li’l guys.

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